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  • Murtha's War Hero Status Called Into Question

    01/13/2006 11:53:53 AM PST · by paltz · 645 replies · 22,500+ views
    cnsnews.com ^ | 1/13/05 | By Marc Morano and Randy Hall
    (CNSNews.com) - Having ascended to the national stage as one of the most vocal critics of President Bush's handling of the war in Iraq, Pennsylvania Democratic Congressman John Murtha has long downplayed the controversy and the bitterness surrounding the two Purple Hearts he was awarded for military service in Vietnam. Murtha is a retired marine and was the first Vietnam combat veteran elected to Congress. Since 1967, there have been at least three different accounts of the injuries that purportedly earned Murtha his Purple Hearts. Those accounts also appear to conflict with the limited military records that are available, and...